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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2010, 10:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By pangor

Re: Beetroot.....is it me?

I have pickled my own - just boil them peel them, slice and put in a jar with vinegar and spices ( whatever you fancy, I used cumin, cinnamon black peppercorns and orange peel). Don't know how long...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2009, 10:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By pangor

Re: blogs and website

Blogger (https://www.blogger.com/start) of course lets you make your blog private to yourself and invited people. You can upload photos and diary entries of course and videos as well but I am not...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2009, 2:34 am
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By pangor

Re: Pet Shipping Fees

I quite agree about bring the cats. We brought ours (a couple of ordinary, youngish, rescue cats) at my insistence and at the cost of several thousand pounds (three years ago) but they travelled...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2009, 10:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By pangor

Re: step children

There may of course be a bit of bargaining starting here.

My wifes ex suddenly decided that he could not be without his "darling children" and would miss them terribly if we took them away. Up...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2008, 9:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By pangor

Re: Hawkes Bay

We are in Havelock North, I work in Taradale and Nicola in Napier.

If that is of any use to you then PM away . . . .

peter
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2008, 12:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By pangor

Re: Where to live in Hawkes Bay?

Bit late with this reply but here would be a good place to start -

http://britishexpats.com/forum/search.php?searchid=232349

hope this helps, we live in Havelock North BTW

peter

well no...
Forum: New Zealand
May 26th 2008, 10:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By pangor

Re: Importing dead relatives

I think if you leave relatives behind, then something like this is bound to happen - sad though it is. I think in my case, my Dad has been pretty ill for ages ( years) and would never have been able...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2008, 3:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By pangor

Re: Importing dead relatives

Well there you go - The man from customs he say . . . .Yes !

You were all right, there is no problem whatsoever with bringing in human ashes.

peter (who is eating kumara and coconut soup just...
Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2008, 11:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By pangor

Re: Importing dead relatives

yep will probably do that.

Nicola has emailed customs and excise to ask, but it is not as if we are bringing in Nuclear weapons, dog semen, or childrens pyjamas ( all prohibited it seems )

peter
Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2008, 11:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By pangor

Re: Importing dead relatives

Yes that was my thought, but unfortunately my wife cannot tell a lie and is worried in case they search the bags and upon finding a small packet of white powder go for the rubber gloves to search a...
Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2008, 11:11 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By pangor

Importing dead relatives

My father has unfortunately died recently, back in Scotland. We were unable to get back at the time while he was in hospital or to attend his cremation. We are planning to return to scatter his ashes...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2008, 7:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By pangor

Re: Hawke's Bay Advice Please

No worries,

just let us know nearer the time and we can fix something up

cheers

peter
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2008, 11:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By pangor

Re: Hawke's Bay Advice Please

Hi Steviebhoy

Bluff hill and Hospital Hill are lovely, old houses, quite a posh area, I would say - I'll ask Nicola what she thinks ( she did all our house hunting )

Asregards NHS dentistry I...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2008, 9:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By pangor

Re: Hawke's Bay Advice Please

Hi Peter's other half here,

Yes, you do get Bourbon biscuits here, I can buy them in New World Havelock North ocassionally in the special English food section, our eldest loves them. You can...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2008, 9:49 am
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By pangor

Re: Hawke's Bay Advice Please

Hi Steviebhoy

As a dentist who emigrated two and a half years ago I can confirm that there are at least three practices looking for dentists in the area at the moment, at least one looking for...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 9th 2008, 9:05 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,294
Posted By pangor

Re: CAT – astrophe, Un, deux, trois, CAT, SANK - SURVEY

You are right ( if a little pedantic ) - have just asked Nicola and our two cats were about that much as well.

And we are all glad we did - as soon as the cats arrived it suddenly felt much more...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2008, 10:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,294
Posted By pangor

Re: CAT – astrophe, Un, deux, trois, CAT, SANK - SURVEY

Very roughly - a couple of thousand pounds.

There are threads here somewhere with more exact costs if your curiosity extends that far : )

Reading the original post again I am reminded of, I...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2008, 2:33 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,294
Posted By pangor

Re: CAT – astrophe, Un, deux, trois, CAT, SANK - SURVEY

Hmmmm. . . perhaps I should have left my teenagers behind :)


peter ( who insisted on bringing our two cats ! )
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2007, 10:38 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By pangor

Re: work to residence

Correct me if I am wrong, but unless you have PR I think you will have to pay for schooling, doctors, dentists etc for the children. This is why we got PR before coming over. Might be a good reason...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2007, 10:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By pangor

Re: What car?

I know a few people that drive manuals so you can get them. But automatics are really easy to drive, a couple of hours and you'll have it sussed.

peter
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2007, 11:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By pangor

Re: Subsidised home insulation

Comunity services card here -

http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/get-assistance/csc/index.html

A card you can get if you have a low income ( less than 34K for a couple I think - see above )...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2007, 9:12 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By pangor

Re: Dentists

ACC will cover dental work but you may still have to pay something, depending on the state of your teeth before the accident. For instance for implants the latest guidelines say that if you have an...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2007, 12:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,847
Posted By pangor

Re: Dentists

"Your right there.... he quoted me $1000 for a cap in Welly, my sister in Auckland was quoted $3000. Why the difference i ask?"

"That's a very good question, and one that I hope you can get an...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2007, 4:23 am
Replies: 71
Views: 4,109
Posted By pangor

Re: Famous people I have met.

OK guys, get it off your chest. Time to brag/ dish the dirt. Shout em out. I`ll start.........................following my bands of the 80`s thread....Paul Young . He was eating at the local Indian ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2007, 11:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By pangor

Re: For the potential migrants

well we did not get to the snow but did have a great trip trying - here is what I wrote on my blog about it.

Sunday 7.30pm

In search of snow

Our youngest, the seven year old, has been...
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